The Equality Act 2010 outlines specific duties on certain public bodies (of which we are one) to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty more effectively. These specific duties are to:
- Publish information to demonstrate their compliance with the Equality Duty at least annually
- Set equality objectives at least every four years
The 2017-2020 Equality Objectives for NHS South Tees CCG are:
Objective 1- The CCG will engage and involve local people, communities and stakeholders (representing the Equality Act 2010 Protected Characteristics) when commissioning, designing and evaluating services throughout the year.
Objective 2- The CCG will continue to provide accessible information and throughout the year will work with patients and carers to develop and test the accessibility of information.
Objective 3- The CCG will demonstrate; and report in the annual report each year; it is a fair and inclusive employer that recognises the value of diversity.
Objective 4- The CCG will continue to embed equality and diversity principles by developing and supporting all staff and Governing Body members to promote and champion inclusion in all aspects of the CCGs work.
We have developed an action plan in line with the EDS2 to monitor our equality objectives.